Mitch Abramson has a couple of puzzling, "SMH"-worthy quotes from Floyd Mayweather Jr about the defamation suit Manny Pacquiao currently has against him, so let's take a look at these gems.
"It’s okay for [Pacquiao] to go from 105 to 154 and he gets knockouts, and they say, ‘You know what? It’s all natural,’" Mayweather began. "But if I went from 147 to heavyweight and was knocking out heavyweights, would that be all natural? That’s what you’ve got to ask yourself at the end of the day."
First: What is with boxers and all this, "You know what?" and "I said, hey..." stuff lately?
Second: Mayweather has in the past compared himself to Pacquiao in terms of moving up in weight. When Pacquiao has gotten credit for coming up so much in weight, Mayweather has basically said, "You know what? I've done that, too." So which is it? Is it good to come up in weight or not?
"Like I said before, I never accused anybody of doing anything," he says. "If anything, it’s obvious that you must be hiding something. If I say I’m the best and you say you’re the best, we’re fighting for the best belts, we’re fighting for the best titles in the world, and we’re fighting in the best country in the world."
I'm not sure he understands how this works.
- "I never accused anybody of doing anything."
- "It's obvious that [Pacquiao] must be hiding something."
It seems to me that #2 sort of takes #1 out of the picture. And in back-to-back lines, no less.